today was wonderful! ...got up to my alarm at about 8:35 and just laid there in bed watching the breeze blow the tree branches outside my window. it was a beautiful morning. sunny, cool and calm. ...then my phone rang (i was expecting a call from sandi 'cause she was on call last night and i was supposed to pick her up from the hospital at about 8:30, but she said she'd call first) and it was my beautiful wife! she was right outside the door, but couldn't get in because of the chain lock (she got a ride home from another first year intern who was also on call last night). i quickly got up and raced to let her in. she was in her scrubs...and she looked gooood!
=) she quickly came inside...we chatted about her time on call (she got 5.5 hours of sleep...that's really good!!) and she went to take a shower. ...no shower for 24 hours, but she still smelled GREAT!!=) after she was done we headed off to church.
today we went to visit an Evangelical Free church in Mohnton...about half an hour south of us. we got a little lost and were a bit late...but we were in time to take communion sing a couple of hymns and hear the preacher preach. when we were done we headed back home.
we decided to be adventurous (one of the things i love about sandi=) and take a different route back home. on our way we stopped in at Rita's (which has become somewhat of a sunday tradition for us...two sunday's in a row) that we happened upon and had a medium gelotti. ( a gelotti is a miraculous little thing composed of a base of chocolate and vanilla "creamed ice" (like icecream), a middle layer of fruit flavored shave-ice/slushie (today it was mango!=), and topped off with, once again, chocolate and vanilla swirlled "creamed ice." it was so refreshing! we sat on a bench outside, shaded from the warm sunny afternoon and enjoyed it together as we talked. it was great! then we decided to get lunch at Wendy's, which we happend upon about a two blocks later.
after wendy's we made our way home. i thought it was time for a nap, but sandi didn't want to sleep right after we ate. so i finished putting together our bookshelf, which sandi helped me finish...and sandi was organizing some of her things. all this we did to the soul-soothing sounds of Jack Johnson!=) it was so relaxing. then it was time to rest.
we slept for a few hours and woke up at about 6:30pm. we had talked earlier about going to see a movie, and as we stirred from our nap we decided we should follow through. so we went to go watch the 7:30 showing of Superman Returns...which exceeded our exectations (which were not very high...just in case you are deciding whether or not you're going to watch it)! we thought it was a good movie and we had a great time, which kindled a great talk on our drive home.
as we were driving home sandi asked if i wanted to go for a walk. so, after we parked we set out for a little stroll through the quiet streets of our little town. our dialogue that we began in the car continued as we walked past the hushed homes with their dim lights glowing through their windows...very peaceful.
then we made it home and took some time to look into next week, share some concerns and hopes and pray together. before we were done, sandi was ready to go to sleep. so i escorted her to our air mattress (which is actually surprisingly comfortable) and put her to bed. she sleeps pretty instantly. and here i am, seated in the peace and quite of our dinning room...typing to the light of a burning candle and a table lamp.
..."wonderful" doesn't quite do justice to today's events... but perhaps there is no word in the English language that can adequately capture today...and "wonderful" will just have to do... blessings to you...
until next time...